Ochre completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at National Art School, Sydney in 2007. Previous studies included a Diploma of Fine Arts at the Southbank Institute of TAFE, as well as online studies in art theory and practice through RMIT in Melbourne.
Ochre has held numerous solo exhibitions, as well as participated in group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. She has also been a finalist in various art prizes including the NSW Parliament Plein Air Prize, Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, The Fishers Ghost art prize and the Greenway art prize
Ochre was awarded public commissions for Urban Growth, Sydney (2015, 2016), NSW Transport (2014) and for Momac residential development in Canberra (2009). Ochre was also selected for artist residencies in 2017 at Moriumius in Japan, as well as between 2012-14 at the ‘Bilpin International Ground for Creative Initiative’ located in the Blue Mountains, NSW.
“My interest as an artist is to depict wilderness landscapes in all their immensity and my relationship to it through an emotional response firstly working en plein air, then back in the studio from sketches and memory of place. Though the visceral nature of paint, mark making, the calligraphic drawn line, form, memory and emotional response to the landscape, I attempt to represent the diversity and awesome quality of our unique wilderness areas.” Ochre Lawson 2018